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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ >> hello and welcome to the news hour live from our headquarters in doha. the president of ukraine and russia pick up the phone to discuss ending the bloodshed. iraq's army is in control of tikrit and mosul. washington has confirmed the
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islamic state group has beheaded a second american journalist. >> we will not be intimidated. >> reporter: and el salvador's worst drought in decades, why people think the government is just as much to blame as the weather it's a. ♪ >> well, hope is growing that the conflict in ukraine could soon be brought to an end. the russian president, vladimir putin says an agreement between ukraine and russian-backed separatists could be reached by the 5th of september, while the two men spoke on the phone, vladimir putin says he and mr. poroshenko have very similar views on how to end the fighting, which has claimed the lives of at least 3,000 people. we'll have some analysis from
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moscow. but first let's go to harry fawcett in mariupol. there has been reference to thefts. do we know what those are? >> reporter: there has been a great deal of back and forth between the two governments so far on wednesday. it started with the announcement from the president's office in ukraine and kiev saying that they agreement had been reached on a permanent or lasting ceasefire. the russians came back to that saying that they could not -- president putin could not have maintained a ceasefire, because russia claims it is not part of this conflict. ukraine adjusted its terms and called it a ceasefire with the regime. but despite of course all of the
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accusations from ukraine and other countries that there is a great deal of russian involvement in this conflict. president putin has come out with a list of potential agreements for a ceasefire, saying one could be reached by friday if ukrainian military pulled out of eastern ukraine, if there was international observance of such a ceasefire. so on one hand saying we're not involved, on the other hand pretty much dictating the terms. >> this diplomatic talk could be well and good, but it actually comes down to what is happening on the ground and how poroshenko's forces will react. >> that's right. it depends on how forces on both sides react. when we first got in touch with the pro-russian rebels earlier this morning, they have no
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information about any such deal. there are suggestions coming out that one leading dpr separatists says that if ukrainian military and militia pull out of the self declared region that they have set up for themselves, that that could lead to the end of fighting, although at the moment reports from an al jazeera team in donetsk say there is still a good deal of mortar fire in and around the airport. on the other hand we have a loosely aligned, and not in control of kiev fighters. we spoke to a senior member of a militia here in mariupol in an area thought to be under fairly imminent threat of russian attack, he was saying that they could not be trusted. that they would accept nothing
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short but full victory of themselves and defeat for the proukrainian sides. but the problem is ukrainians are lead by businessmen who want compromise and not soldiers. >> all right. harry thank you very much for the time being. and now we're going to cross over to moscow. and can you tell us what the russian reaction here is? i mean as harry was telling us, there has been a lot of back and forth today between the ukrainians and the russians. >> reporter: it would appear that president poroshenko acted really prematurely by putting out this statement on his presidential website saying a long term fees sire has been agreed. because as we heard putin's press secretary shot that down in minutes, saying we can't
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organize a ceasefire because we're not involved in the conflict. that will be seen as pretty disingenuous, by most because russia has been supplying weapons and supplies. you'll remember that poroshenko immediately started talking about possibility of joining nato, and russia picked up the pace and the aid and support for the rebels, but now we see that putin has been listing his -- some of these terms and conditions that could be reached at this meeting in mines -- minsk, between all parties. putin is saying that he expects the ukraine authorities to support progress emerging in
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these bilateral relations and calling for objective monitoring of any possible ceasefire, and ruling out the use of combat aircraft and creating humanitarian corridors to bring some sort of relief to the people who suffer in this region. 2.2 million people are being affected by this conflict. >> and you've just come back, i understand, peter, from the russian ukraine border. what did you see there? >> reporter: well, it was interesting. there is a poll out just recently that said that although most russians back the separatists, only 5% really are in any way interested in seeing a russian invasion, or more russian boots on the ground. and i was wondering what do the people in that region that are really suffering from the war, the war is encroaching on them more and more every week, what do they think of a full-on russian invasion?
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it is perfect tank country, flat and featureless, and this long stretch of agricultural land is now barely concealed staging post for the thousands of russian troops that nato says have been deployed here. russian donetsk with its 12th cent friday church sits right on the frontier. and it points out the ukrainian border. almost every day there is the sounds of shooting and shelling this woman says. >> translator: the worst thing is we're getting used to these explosions. at first we ran away, grabbed her kids, jumped into the cars and ran everywhere. >> reporter: as we left she asked to show me a picture. her 17-year-old son vladimir. he is being called up to join the army next month. each week the war seems to get a
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little closer to this small community. in july the first shells fell on the town killing one man. this father said his congregation was terrified. >> translator: and first when was president was silent, we were worried, but then we saw the power of russia. >> reporter: at the russian border the road is closed. they allow them to cross on foot, but only ten at a time. this man said he was offered nearly $500 a day to fight alongside the pro-russian separatists forces in ukraine. >> translator: i met with the people, and they offered me to go to luhansk and donetsk to help. >> reporter: but despite all of this, you'll find no enthusiasm for a russian invasion in ukraine. after refugee camp number 1,
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shelter for hundreds of family. no call for revenge, just sadness and guilt about those loved ones they have been forced to leave behind. the iraqi army is planning to retake two key cities from the islamic state group. their first objective is tikrit, and then north along the river they are setting their sights on this town. this is the same group that is claiming to have just beheaded u.s. journalist who went missing in syria. two weeks ago the group revealed how it killed james foley. he is another american journalist abducted while reporting in syria, and monitoring all of this, in fact, in bagdad is jane. jane first on the fight to retake mosul and tikrit how
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difficult is that going to be for iraqi forces and do we know what sort of offensive -- what shape this is going to take? >> reporter: doreen it is going to be incredibly difficult. and that's why they are calling on so much help. will be u.s. air strike, hopefully nato involvement, and crucially on the ground, the iraqi military backed in some places by shiite militias, but that's tricky too because it's the heart of sunni territory. so the key is getting tribal help and help from neighboring villages that have sympathized and fought with in some cases the islamic state group. so it will be very difficult. american and iraqi officials believe this will take many months. so no quick victory is seen here.
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doreen? >> as you have been looking at the minorities when the group captured their town what did you see and hear? >> reporter: this is a country where almost everyone is in pain. the relatives described how they are still looking for their sons who were in tikrit and killed by the islamic state group. but one of the key targets of islamic state fighters has indeed been minorities, and among those have been this small minority. >> reporter: these are survivors of an attempted genocide, thousands whoest indicates to the mountain as islamic state fighters took over their towns in the north of iraq. they finally ended up here. the remnants of families who's men were murdered and women captured. these are from a village on august 15th, islamic state
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fighters rounded up the men and teenage boys in a schoolyard. >> translator: they told us they would let us go to the mountain, but then they took us to a field and started shooting. >> reporter: they say when the fighters started filming them with a cell phone they knew they were going to die. their faith is an ancient one, its practices kept secret for sen triesry -- centuries. islamic state fighters belief it's their duty to kill them. in this video released by the islamic state group, this fighter says they are infidels, they will be given the chance to convert. to save their lives, they do. this man who was shot while escaping from any massacre lists the relatives he has lost. >> translator: my mother, my father, my brother, eight people in all.
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>> reporter: there's a lot of anger in the community. the iraqi government and the kurds promises to proing text them but didn't. this woman says one of her best friends was kidnapped, raped and then sold. >> translator: what we have seen, i don't think any others would have seen or experience. we don't feel we have a country anymore. frankly speaking i don't feel like i belong to iraq anymore today. >> reporter: across the north in the wake of the i.s. on slot, christians have also fled from their traditional homeland. refugee camps are full of even smaller religious minorities. the islamic state group have a lot of targets, but they seem to have been tingled out. it's such a small community, 400,000 of them, that the killing and capture of thousands
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of them have traumatized the community. after such a terrible legacy, a lot of the survivors say they can no longer live in this land. well, the same group that is making their life hell has also killed another u.s. journalist as we heard earlier. stephen husband kidnapped in syria in august of last year, and was not seen again until last month. that's when he appeared in a video released online. he is the second journalist to be beheaded by the group. and the u.s. president, barack obama condemned the killing. >> whatever these murders think they will achieve by killing nexting americans like steven, they have already failed. they failed because americans are repulsed by their bar bare annism. we will not be intimidated and their horrific acts only reunite
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us. let's bring in martin reardone, the vice president of the sufon group. joining us to talk about this video of steven and also the one of james foley that was released. what will investigators be looking for at this point to determine, i guess where this took place and who did it? >> those are two or three questions that investigators or intelligence agents will want answer to. where did it happen? when did it happen? and of course who did it? and there's two things we're looking at here that will help answer those questions. a video enhancement to see what is it that picture is showing, either as you and i look at it, or when it goes into great detail, contrasting the light conditions, expanding the pixels to give more detail particularly
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to identify the executioner, and the audio enhancement, to determine is the executioner the same in this video as the foley video. when you start doing voice print of these videos, of the audio there, you could say one video is the other as long as it has been alters, and then you can identify if this person is or is not the person showing the video. >> we're not going to be showing the videos here but what we will show you, martin, as well as our viewers is a graphic -- there it is -- we leave the sotlof killer is the one of the left and the foley killer is the one on the right. they are saying that the sotlof fighter spoke with a british accent that was very similar to
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that of the man who carried out the beheading of james foley that took place. what else will the intelligence analysts be looking for? >> on the video itself, looking at the executioner, looking at the eyes, what is the distance between the eyes. you can do a one on one comparison and you can determine whether the eyes are or are not from the same individual, and when a suspect a identified you can compare the eyes from that suspect with what is in the video. in the i have yous you want to find an object that you can say this is the size or dimensions of that object, and then you can compare, use that as a scale for everything else. for instance in the second video, the executioner is
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brandishing a knife. presumably the one he used for an execution. that is a somewhat unique-looking knife. so investigators can determine the manufacturer of that life and the specific model. once they have done that they determine the exact dimensions of the knife, the blade. let's say the blade is 8 inches long. they now have a ruler for the rest of the video. they can determine the distance through a very, very small difference between the eyes. they are going to use a known scale that is now in that video or clip for other things, and again to help identify the executioner. >> and finally you heard president barack obama speak just before we came and spoke to you, martin. he said that our reach is long, and justice will be served. how so? >> and this is long-standing u.s. government policy, when we have american citizens that are
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murdered we go literally to the ends of the earth to identify those individuals and bring them back for justice. we have successes going back to the 1980s, and in some cases these terrorists were not captured until 10, 15, even 20 years later, and they were brought back to justice. >> thank you very much for joining us. >> you are welcome. here is coming up on the news hour. we'll be looking at problems facing somalia's army. plus accused of killing iraqis a criminal case against four american security guards going to the jury. and coming up in this sport, we'll tell you why it's three years in the making for a former world number 1 at the u.s. open. ♪ but first it's still unclear the leader of al-shabab has been killed in a u.s. air attack in
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somalia. six people died on tuesday. the pentagon says the attack was aimed at the al-shabab leader. he is one of the world's top terror fugitives. if confirmed his death would be a major blow for al-shabab. meanwhile government troops along with african union forces have been rushing al-shabab out of the towns. they now have the trust of the people. >> reporter: it's the day after the small but strategic town was taken over by somali government forces. it's still abundant to the troops. as the morning wears on, few people start returning, one after the other. this woman just got back from the nearby forrest where she went the night. she came back alone, her children are still in hiding. a few businessmen are also
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willing to open their businesses. >> translator: we told the people they will never see al-shabab again. we have decided to put our troops in every village, town, and also on the roads. we advised them not to fear at all. >> reporter: but there's still little confidence here. these men tell me they are not sure how long the government troops will remain in town, and are afraid of repercussions from al-shabab fighters. whatever happens, there's no way they will treat them like al-shabab did. it's shocking they don't trust us, he adds. they say this is the final only slot against al-shabab fighters, and they are vowing to leave no
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town orville age without protection. but that will be difficult. the local governor, however, says they have a plan. >> translator: it's the people who will decide about the leadership. our role is to oversee that they can get the leadership they desire. >> reporter: vehicles carrying goods and aid can now pass with ease. good news for the thousands affected by the current drought and hunger. a british nurse who contracted ebola in west africa has left for london hospital. william poolly was successfully treated with the experimental drug zmapp, it comes as health experts warn the outbreak could get out of control. it is said that the fast spread
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is a threat to all countries. so far more than 1500 people have died. saudi arabia are detaining 88 people over what are being called planned terrorist attacks. at least two of the detained are yemeni. al jazeera is dei deing -- demanding the release of its three journalists who have been detained in egypt. their convictions are being appealed. their case has been raised by the u.s. secretary general in are conversation with the egyptian president. the turkish court has sentenced a police officer to nearly eight years in prison for killing a protester during the demonstrations last year. he shot a man dead during antigovernment protests. the judgment sparked angry
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scenes in court. supporters say the prison term was too lean your. politicians of pakistan are calling on a negotiated settlement to the three-week dead lock that has paralyzed the government. thousands of protesters remain camped on the front lawn of parliament demanding his resignation. an analyst spoke us to earlier from islamabad about the possibility of the pakistani military backing these protests. >> they would have liked to have sort of weaken him, because i think there are major policy differents as are known to everyone, regarding india, the military operations, and regarding the president general, but that aside, i don't think the one thing that would really damage the major interests of the country. all of the political parties, they are with the government, and will -- do not agree [ inaudible ] to that extent he
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is isolated. i think he is practically playing poker in the sense that he has put everything in the sense that he thinks the winner takes all. and his demand that sharif should resign, i think he has got himself into a blind ally, and then he is supported by a cleric who is a pop you list, but highly controversial, and we don't know exactly what his agenda is. and then he says he wants a new pakistan. of course he has youth and a very good following across the spectrum, but that does not mean that he could place demands which are absolutely cannot be accepted. now richard is here and he's going to update us on the latest weather in mexico, richard, and the storms there. >> that's right number not one but two storms affecting the country s
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country at the moment. this is tropical storm dolly, or what is left of it. it produced waves about 4 meters in height. meanwhile in the pacific, we have tropical storm norbert. it is quite an active feature too. sustained winds, 95 kph, moving northwesterly. as we look at its track, it is likely to continue to move up along the coast, and it's going to produce a combination of very heavy rain and strong winds. so we'll see big seas affecting the coast there from california. so that storm system as you can see moves up the coast, so acapulco, very wet weather, and torrential rain developing here in the next 24 hours. meanwhile on the other side of the pacific ocean, we have very heavy rain affecting
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southwestern part of china. we have had flooding which has been effecting the pri province. we have had landslides and a lot of people losing their lives. situations slightly better in the coming days, doreen. still ahead on the al jazeera news hour. >> poor families are worried they will have nothing to eat because of a severe drought. and in sport, we'll see if this man ask bowl as fast as he can run. ♪
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here with the al jazeera news hour. hello again, the russian president vladimir putin says an agreement between ukraine and russianbacked separatists could be reached by the 5th of september. this comes after kiev backtracked on a potential deal with russia over a region. and ukraine now says only the steps to peace were agreed on. u.s. president barack obama has condemned the killing of an american journalist by the islamic state group. he went missing in syria last year, his killing followed the beheading of u.s. journalist james foley. and the iraqi military is preparing to recapture two key cities, they are getting ready to gov on tikrit and mosul, both
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areas have been held by i.s. fighters since june. now we're speaking to the secretary general for the [ inaudible ] good to have you with us on the al jazeera news hour. i know you have been to the north of iraq, and i would like to talk to you about what you saw there. but first this news, when the iraqi military -- iraqi forces now go into areas like tikrit and mosul, what does this mean for humanitarian needs for people there, and does this mean we're going to see a larger number of iraqis who were internally displaced? >> that could well be the consequence. military means will perhaps lead to positive advances, front lines falling back, sieges being lifted, but it would always also lead to more cross-fire and more civilians fleeing. iraq is a place with 1.8 million
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internally displaced so far this week, this year. 100,000 per month for the first six months, then 100,000 per week for the last 12 weeks. >> you visited displaced families in a camp, and that camp was originally put in place for syrian refugees who had gone to iraq. who did you talk to? what did you see there? what is the situation? >> well, we and the norwegian refugee council have large and growing programs. we had for the syrian refugees, that's why we were in the place, and now we are receiving together with humanitarian partners in the undersystem, hundreds of thousands of internally displaced to two camps. in tahook in particular, it was overwhelming to see that 500,000
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people have fled from the mountains, and also enormous amount of people from mosul. it is far beyond the needs -- the means of the kurdish local authorities. they need more help. we need to help them more. we need to build virtually two dozen new towns in the form of refugee camps in the next few weeks. because now it's very warm, very hot, it's summer. the sun is a killer in those areas, but in four months from now on it will be freezing cold. >> so the humanitarian effort needs to be scaled up, by whom? and what happens if it's not? >> well, the kurdish government up in northern iraq is doing what it can with the resources it has, but listen, one in four
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of the people now in tahook region is a displaced person from iraq or a refugee from syria. one in four people there at the moment. so they are totally overwhelmed, 700 schools are filled with displaced people and refugees. there is no school for the children that are there normally. so the united nations' system, and international humanitarian organizations are coming with all of the resources we have, but we lack funding. saudi arabia has given a large grant, $500 million. all together it's far too little to meet the needs of a million displaced refugees now in tahook and immigration reform bill areas. >> thank you very much for coming on the al jazeera news hour. thank you. well after ten weeks of
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trial, the case against four american security guards is in the hands of the jury. the contractors from the firm are accused of killing 14 iraqis in bagdad seven years ago. the crime could bring a sentence of life in prison. kimberly reports. >> reporter: they were first accused seven years ago, now four former u.s. security contractors will learn if they will go to jail. it was september 2007, 19 blackwater security guards were evacuating a u.s. state department official from a nearby car bombing. as another car approached the guards say they thought was yet another bomb and opened higher in. 14 iraqis were killed. 17 others were wounded. shortly after black water's
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founder testified. >> most of the attacks we get in iraq are complex. meaning it is not one bad thing, it is a host of bad things. >> reporter: but government prosecutors argued despite the volatile security the guards fired recklessly at unarmed civilians. they kill three of the four are guilty of manslaughter, a fourth for murder for showing disregard for human life. members of congress question who was at fault. >> black water we have to question in this hearing whether it created a shadow military of mercenary forces that are not accountable to the united states government or to anyone else. >> reporter: but others argue that accountability seven years later is still misplaced that there is blame to assign for the civilian deaths, but it doesn't lie just with the contractors but also with the u.s. state
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department. this author says black water was hired under two sets of rules, a strict operating code of conduct. >> and then there was what they said privately to the contractors, which was do whatever you have to do in order to get our people home safely. i think the state department pretty much looking at companies like black water as disposable assets. >> black water has since been renamed twice to improve its separation. now jurors will render their judgment. well, let's get more on the outbreak of ebola in west africa. american health workers have warned it could get out of control, and now doctors without borders say the outbreak cannot be contained unless wealthy nations dispatch specialized teams. we have the president of
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[ inaudible ] doctors without borders belgium. good to have you with us on al jazeera. so this call to dispatch specialized response team. can you tell us what doctors without borders meaning exactly by that? and what will happen? and what has the response actually been for that call? >> yeah, well the response for the calls have been too early to say. we made a call yesterday to the united nations members, so we're seeing what will happen now. we have been responding to this ep sdimic since march. it's unprecedented what we're seeing the number of cases, and the continuation of this disease. we have never seen this before. it's out of control. we can't contain it. we have five different treatment centers in the different countries, and there's
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continuous active transmission of the disease, that means new people are affected. people are dying, and we're calling for more help. and we need people who have the lajistic means and the no how like responding to biological threat for instance, so those are states who should have capacity to put on the ground, funding alone is not enough. we need hands on the ground. to give you an example, perhaps in monrovia, the situation is exactly very, very dire. we have opened now a treatment stern for ebola with 160 beds, which we have never done before. we are rewriting our guidelines every day, and after a few hours this hospital was already full. ambulances are still coming with very, very sick people. we have to refuse them, and they die at our -- at our -- at our door. so we need people to come in, and the only ones we believe who have the capacity to come in quick, who have the logistical
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means and no how are member states with a certain capacity. >> and will you talk about the continuous transition, mini. what do you put that down to? >> can you repeat, please. >> when you say there has been a continuous transmission of ebola, you are saying it is the worst epidemic, what do you put that down to? >> yeah, we have seen this transmission going on. even in the country where it started in guinea, there is still active new cases coming in, and the disease is spreading. so to be able to contain it, the first thing we have to do is everybody that develops a fever in the region, follow them up, see if it's ebola, if it's a suspected ebola case, take them into a treatment center, try to support them in a way that they may survive, and some really do,
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we should not forget that, not everybody dies, and specialsly taking them away from healthy people, because once you get sick you get infectious, and you have to first set up centers to take those who is symptomatic into care. and inform the population, and also treat the dead bodies, because the dead bodies remain very contagious. so we are overloaded and we need hands to help us. >> all right. thank you very much for joining us from brussels. china is commemorating the surrender of japan in the second world war, highlighting grows tensions between the two countries. >> reporter: amid the skyscrapers of hong kong, a commemoration at a memorial.
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a small patch of green surrounded by concrete. marking 69 years since japanese force surrendered at the engineer of world war ii. victory day over japanese aggression as it is called by the government. there was also a large ceremony in beijing. after the ceremony in hong kong a small group of protesters marched to the japanese console late. >> translator: i wish japan would recognize this part of their history. they should not erase it. the history of the war on china should be included in japanese education. >> reporter: a history china is making sure its people and the world don't forget. this is china's first commemoration of september 3rd victory day. later in the month they will commemorate martyr's day. also new this year. the conflict with japan has
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always been a very tense issue here. both countries claim a group of violence in the east china see. two years ago japan nationalized them. both countries have stepped up military spending. some people the commemoration is designed to maintain the power of china's government. >> that's the major story for china to come bet external threat, and that's almost the only means to unify the general public. >> reporter: and with that, many feel the tension is amplifieiedn the public. so as the youth of china are taught about the war the older generations are taught, the future conflict will likely remain words. still ahead on the al jazeera news hour:
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>> i'm in venice you may soon have to pay just to get in here. find out why shortly. and coming up on sport, the knew coach of the jordanian team gets a royal seal of approval. details coming up. journalists l.
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♪ hello again, water experts are gathering in stockholm this week to discuss how to solve water shortages. el salvador has been left
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withering from a drought that puts thousands of families at risks. >> reporter: the worst drought in a decade, crops are drying up. the heat as destroyed one-tenth of the corn, a crucial staple for poor salvadorians. this man says not one crop in his community could be saved. >> translator: we corn is completely damaged, we have no hope. >> reporter: all expect the el niño phenomenon is to blame. farmers in this tiny village say they have lost everything, and the government has abandoned them. >> translator: we have asked for help, but there is no answer. >> reporter: former leaders are telling everyone here they must demand the government extend aid to this region. 63 packages with seasoned fertilizers have been distributed along western el
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salvador, but not here. in the next community it is the same story, women are desperately worried about their children. >> translator: the problem is feeding our children, and the tortillas are the most important, but we don't have the means to buy it. >> reporter: everyone here lives off of their land. one good crop can feed this family of six for a year. mario and his family tell us this bag of corn is the only thank have left. it will last about two more weeks. this is the situation for most of the families here. when the bag runs out, they don't know what they will do. many leaders say the government is playing down the crisis. >> translator: there's no clear farmer policy. each new minister tries to change what the previous one did, and that takes nowhere. >> reporter: the ministers deny that they have failed to act.
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>> translator: we have supported more than 90,000 farmers accounted for, and most likely the other families will also get aid. >> reporter: but this man doesn't have time to wait, he is sowing the cedes -- seeds of other grains more resistant to heat. >> translator: we hope these new crops will grow if it rains again. >> reporter: he like so many here in this community is desperate. they say if the government doesn't intervene soon, they may begin to starve. let's get a sports update on the aljazz news hour. >> thank you very much. the latest from the u.s. open, roger federer is now three wins away from a record 18th grand slam title. and through to the quarter finals at flushing meadows. richard has more. >> reporter: roger federer likes
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playing under this light. the 17-time grand slam champion has only ever lost once under those conditions, and now has 25 victories after beating his opponent. federer won 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the u.s. open quarter finals for the 10th time in 11 years. >> i try to always keep a gap between him and me in terms of the result and score line, and i was very happy when the match was over, because now it's done, and next time i know what to expect. >> reporter: this man will take on federer in the last eight. but he lost his cool in his last match. the frenchmen purposely swatted the ball out after beckoning him to serve. he eventually regained his composure and went on to beat him in 7 sets.
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this man played for four hours and eventually won in five sets. he'll now play in his second grand slam quarter final in a row. he'll face the 6 seed, the czech beaten last month, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. caroline is through to the semifinals for the first time in three years. >> i believe i am going to play well, and i had a game plan in mind and just went for my sho shots -- knew i had to be aggressive but not too aggressive, and go for my shots whenever i had the ball for it. >> reporter: she ended the hopes
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of the 17-year-old in straight sets. richard par, al jazeera. golf then, with the ryder cup tees off in a few week's time, captains for both the united states and europe have finalized their lineup. u.s. captain tom watt on the has selected his three wild-card picks. the u.s. team have lost the last two ryder cups. the event starts on the 26th of september. >> experience was a big factor. all three players have either even record or winning record playing on the ryder cup, and that positive thought -- those positive thoughts playing on the ryder cup, they go a long way. hu hunt hunter webb is 2-2. hunter and keegan are -- are better than 50-50, and that's -- that's -- i think
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that's a very positive thing for them. afghanistan most successful cricket coach has resigned for a second time. he has stepped down due to differences with the country's board. during his two spells in charge, afghanistan reached two key world events, and reached international status, and guided them to qualify for their first over 50 world cup which takes place early next year. the world cup final rematch takes place between germany and argentina. the germans will be without their newly appointed captain due to injury. the 30-year-old takes over for his buy munich teammate. he has been capped 108 times, scoring 23 goals. >> translator: bastian will take over the position of captain.
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he and i have had a very long, ten-year trusted working relationship. he has vast experience and enjoys high respect with the team. and of course among the coaches. he is are very good communicator with the team, which is obviously important for this post. >> reporter: wayne rooney is england's new captain. wednesday's friendly against norway hasn't produced a rush of excitement. the ticket count is around 5,000. that's the lowest in the new stadium. >> obviously a bit lower than normal, but we expect that. the world cup didn't go as planned for us, and obviously [ inaudible ] so we understand that, and this is a team, we want to put an exciting performance on and win the game.
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former shellsy assistant has been picked [ inaudible ]. his first match in charge will be against malaysia in october. jordan are currently ranked 56th in the world. hussein bolt may not have done too much running this year, but his kicket skills do claim to be coming along. he tried his arm here at an exhibition game in india. he hopes his full-time career will encourage some young indians to take up athletics. >> [ inaudible ] but they won't find it because all they want to do is play cricket. so i have learned in jamaica everybody wants to run. so i think it's all about making the sport attractive.
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and that's all of your sport for me. we'll have more for you later on. now back to doreen. >> thank you, we'll see you later on. thanks very much. before we get to that actually, let me tell you what is happening in venice because it gets 20 million visitors every year. and soon visitors could be forced to pay an entry tax. phil lavel reports. >> reporter: there's no doubt venice is pretty, but can be pricey too, unless you do it on a budget. good for the visitors who come for the day. bad for businesses who are not happy with the day trippers. >> translator: it's a become impossible to walk around anywhere. these people eat, sleep, they urinate in the street everywhere. you shouldn't be allowed into venice without knowing the rules. to stay here even for just one.
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>> reporter: the answer charge day visitors for entry. $40 a day. controversial? yeah. enforceable? maybe. it's only an idea suggested by a minister, but it is a hit with veneti venetians. this ancient city is full of crumbling buildings. buildings the tourists come to see, but buildings which cost a small fortune to fix or even maintain. and this place is engulfed in a massive corruption investigatio investigation. >> venice can't control the number of visitors. that creates problems if we consider venice as a city, so we need to have a live city, and
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not to have a disneyland for venice. venice already has a charge for tourists. that came in three years ago, around $8 a night for those who stay over. the authorities prefer the worlds cultural donation to tax. question is, is yet another charge a step too far. >> i think it's too much. >> i won't come back. it will be my last visit then. >> i think it's not possible. because like not physically possible to stop tourists from coming in. >> reporter: we couldn't get anybody to talk to us at the major's office. the corruption scandal means no politicians appear to be around. as for venice this place has long been nicknamed a theme park for adults, and just like those, visitors may soon have to pay for the ride. thanks for watching the al jazeera news hour. we have much more news coming
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